Who We Are
Swing Unlimited Big Band (SUBB) was founded in 2001 with the primary aim of creating opportunities for local musicians to play the widest possible range of “Big Band” music. Following on from this was the desire to perform this music, bringing pleasure to local audiences.
SUBB is a non-profit making organisation which endeavours through music to:
- Give local musicians of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play great music together
- Provide an opportunity for players to learn and improve their musical skills
- Create exciting live shows, performing music from a wide range of sources and genres
- Support and fund-raise for local good causes and charities
- Bring the joy of fantastic music to local audiences
- Pay tribute to the great jazz and swing music of the past, as well as the modern era.
Since its formation, the SUBB group has expanded to include:
- Swing Unlimited Big Band – the original band, the flagship of the eponymous SUBB Group, featuring many professional musicians and led by our very brilliant MDs, James Stead, Julian Whitehead and Patrick Peiro.
- Swing Unlimited Community Band – providing opportunities for amateur musicians of all ages from the local community to learn, practice, develop and perform the same kind of music as SUBBB
- Swing Unlimited Dance Band – a 15-17 piece band dedicated to dance music of all types – the perfect dance/function band for your events.
- Subb-Zero – A 9-piece band fusing straight-ahead Jazz with Reggae and Ska, styled after the brilliant “Jazz Jamaica” – a unique, great party-band!
- Swing Unlimited “Tribute to Count Basie” – Specialising in the music of the great man himself.
- Swing Unlimited Jazz Club – Our jazz club, formed in 2010 and run by Patrick and Catherine Peiro, is host to some of the finest local, national and international musicians every month at Bournemouth Electric Club. Doors open from 7.30pm, and great food is available to 9pm and bar to 11pm. The live music starts at 8pm with an opening set of Big Band music from resident “house band” SU2. This followed at 9pm by our featured special guest artists performing two sets to 10.30pm.
The Swing Unlimited Big Band Group can provide bands of all sizes and all types of music for any occasion or function. We regularly play at weddings, Balls, Proms, birthday and anniversary parties as well as major open-air events and a variety of theatre and concert venues.
Please use the contact us form if you want to
- make any booking enquiry,
- would like to join the group as a musician,
- want to support us by SUBBscribing to our regular newsletters and updates,
- want to support us by becoming a SUBB Patron
Oh and we like to play gigs…